Every residential property in Westminster including individual houses or blocks of flats receives at least one mixed recycling collection per week.
Please recycle using clear bags or black boxes provided by the council or in communal properties use large recycling bins.
Please put only materials listed in section 1 in clear bags, black boxes, and large recycling bins on communal properties.
If you live on an estate, you can be kind to the environment by putting you recycling in reusable bags.
Before recycling, please:
|Put the following in your mixed recycling|
|Paper and cardboard|
|Food tins and drinks cans|
|Mixed glass bottles and jars|
|Cartons eg Tetra Paks|
|Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays|
|Aerosol cans; they should be empty and not crushed|
|Aluminium foil, washed and squashed|
Read more information about what can be recycled in Westminster.
|Put these items in your rubbish|
|Carrier bags or black bags|
|Polystyrene packing or beads|
|Bubble wrap - please reuse|
|Plastic film or clingfilm|
|Crisp packets or sweet wrappers|
|Takeaway coffee cups, coffee machine capsules and pods|
|Wet wipes, tissues and paper towel|
|Broken glassware, Pyrex dishes - wrapped in newspaper|
|Broken windows and mirror glass - wrapped in newspaper|
There are a number of on-street recycling bins for textiles, small electrical appliances and books in Westminster.
Books in good condition can be donated to charity shops in Westminster or you can use BookMooch where you can swap your old books for someone else's.
You can also bring books to the mobile recycling centre or to one of the 10 book bins found at the following locations:
The books are collected by the charity READ International to fund new book provision in Tanzania.
If you have bulky items to dispose of, please don't dump them in the street for someone else to deal with.
There are many ways to get rid of big items such as mattresses, sofas and fridges.
About 50% of the waste we produce can easily be recycled in Westminster.
Read these tips on recycling: